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Canucks sign Sergei Shirokov

Monday, 08.17.2009 / 3:39 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed right wing, Sergei Shirokov. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shirokov, 23, recorded 41 points (17-24-41) in 56 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL in 2008-09. He has also appeared in two World Junior Championships as a member of team Russia in 2005 and 2006. In 12 games played over two tournaments, Shirokov registered 13 points (7-6-13).

The 5-foot-10, 176 lbs. native of Moscow, was drafted 163rd overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.


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